Explore EDF’s 2021 wins
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Global reach. Local impact.

EDF zeroes in on the areas where our expertise can make the biggest difference for people and the planet.

Meet our team

Executive Team

Fred Krupp President

Jay Knott Senior EVP, Chief Operations Officer

Amanda Leland Executive Director

Catherine Nardone Senior EVP, Chief Development Officer

Gwen Ruta Senior Advisor

Joe Bonfiglio Senior VP, US Region

Margot Brown VP, Justice and Equity

Mark Brownstein Senior VP, Energy Transition

Sean Cook Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jake DeMoe Associate Chief Development Officer

Jill Duggan Executive Director, EDF Europe

Elizabeth Gore Senior VP, Political Affairs

Steven Hamburg Senior VP, Chief Scientist

Ryan Hamilton Chief of Staff

Suzi Kerr Senior VP, Chief Economist

Amy Middleton Senior VP, Chief Marketing Officer

Hisham Mundol Chief Advisor, EDF India

Tom Murray Executive VP, Solutions

Bill O’Brien Chief Financial Officer

Eric Pooley Senior VP, Strategy and Communications

Eric Schwaab Senior VP, People and Nature

Sarah Vogel Senior VP, Healthy Communities

Jianyu Zhang VP, China

Board of Trustees


Mark W. Heising (Chair) Managing Director, Medley Partners

Matt Cohler (Vice Chair) General Partner, Benchmark

Katherine Lorenz (Vice Chair) President, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Peggy M. Shepard (Vice Chair) Co-founder and Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice)



G. Leonard Baker, Jr. Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures

Joshua Bekenstein Managing Director, Bain Capital

Georges C. Benjamin, MD Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Michael D. Bills Founder and CIO, Bluestem Asset Management

Shelby W. Bonnie Co-founder, CNET Networks

Christopher A. Cole Chairman, Ardea Partners, LLC

Art Cooley* Naturalist and former Expedition Leader, Lindblad Expeditions

Christopher Costello Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Bren School UCSB; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

Leslie Dach Strategic Consultant

Ruth DeFries, Ph.D. Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

Susan Ford Dorsey President, Sand Hill Foundation

Stanley Druckenmiller Investor

Kirsten J. Feldman Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Chair, Steep Rock Association

Carl Ferenbach Chairman, High Meadows Foundation

Lynn R. Goldman, M.D. M.P.H. Pediatrician; Dean, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Charles J. Hamilton, Jr. Senior Counsel, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

Alice C. Hill David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations

The Honorable Thomas H. Kean Chairman, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Chairman, THK Consulting

Lisa Keith Development Consultant

Dani Lambert Investor and Advisor

Richard J. Lazarus Howard J. and Katherine W. Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard University

Abby Leigh Artist

Frank Loy Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Secretary Ray Mabus Former Secretary of the Navy

Susan Mandel ZOOM Foundation

Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D. Provost, University of Notre Dame

Kathryn Murdoch President, Quadrivium Foundation

Susan Oberndorf President, Susan and William Oberndorf Foundation

Kenneth Olden, Ph.D. Former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program/National Institutes of Health; Former Director of the National Center for Environmental Assessment/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Stephen W. Pacala, Ph.D. Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Bruce V. Rauner Former Governor, State of Illinois; Former Chairman, GTCR

Julian H. Robertson, Jr. Founder and Chairman, Tiger Management, LLC

Sarah Robertson

Virginia Sall Co-founder, Sall Family Foundation

Lise Strickler Three Cairns Group

David S. Vogel CEO & Chief Scientist, Voloridge Investment Management

Abigail Wexner CEO, Whitebarn Associates

Charles F. Wurster, Ph.D.* Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Xue Lan Cheung Kong Chair Professor and Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University


Honorary trustees

Gene E. Likens, Ph.D.

N. J. Nicholas, Jr.

George M. Woodwell, Ph.D.*


*Founding trustees

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees

EDF Europe Board

Carl Ferenbach (Chair) Chairman, High Meadows Foundation

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach Regional Economy Adviser, EMEA, Goldman Sachs International

Ravi Gurumurthy Chief Executive Officer, Nesta

Connie Hedegaard Former COP President, Former European Commissioner, Former Environment Minister for Denmark and Chair of KR Foundation among other senior appointments

Mark W. Heising Managing Director, Medley Partners

Andrea Monge Chief Executive Officer, Rebold

Jens Ulltveit-Moe Founder and CEO, Umoe Group

Lance West Private Investor

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees

Stichting EDF Europe

Carl Ferenbach (Chair) Chairman, High Meadows Foundation

Connie Hedegaard Former COP President, Former European Commissioner, Former Environment Minister for Denmark and Chair of KR Foundation among other senior appointments

Roland Kupers Author and Institute for Advanced Study, Amsterdam

Andrea Monge Chief Executive Officer, Rebold

Jens Ulltveit-Moe Founder and CEO, Umoe Group

Lance West Private Investor

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees

Advisory Trustees

Nancy Alderman

Karen M. Barnes

Rod Beckstrom

Wendy Benchley

Sally Bingham

W. Michael Brown

Keith Campbell

Tom Castro

Norman L. Christensen, Jr., Ph.D.

David G. Crane

John S. Curry, J.D.

Ann Doerr

Christopher J. Elliman

Jeanne Donovan Fisher

Jane Geniesse

Hannelore Grantham

Jeremy Grantham

Pricey Taylor Harrison

Norbert S. Hill, Jr.

Freeborn G. Jewett, Jr.

Arthur Kern

The Honorable Ricardo Lagos, Ph.D.

Gretchen Long

Jane Lubchenco

Susan Manilow

Harold A. Mooney, Ph.D.

Robert W. Musser

David O’Connor

Signe Ostby

Robert M. Perkowitz

Lewis S. Ranieri

E. John Rosenwald, Jr.

Sarah Liao Sau-tung, Ph.D.

Adele Simmons

Farwell Smith

Richard B. Stewart

W. Richard West, Jr.

Joanne Woodward

Blaikie Worth

Joy B. Zedler, Ph.D.

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees

National Council

Barbara Bowman

Brook H. Byers

Douglas Campbell, Jr.

D. Wilson Ervin

Howell Ferguson

Tim Gomes

Alison Holtzschue

Al Jubitz

Barbara Kingsolver

Sidney R. Knafel

Roger Liddell

George A. Miller

Gilman Ordway

George D. Phipps

Samuel Reeves

John Sall

Roger W. Sant

Lynn Stern

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees

Economics Advisory Council

Janet Currie Princeton University

Kent Daniel Columbia University

Nada Eissa Georgetown University

Carolyn Fischer Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Meredith Fowlie UC Berkeley

Rashid Hassan University of Pretoria

Paul Joskow MIT

Catherine L. Kling Cornell University

Richard L. Revesz New York University School of Law & Institute for Policy Integrity

E. Somanathan Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

Thomas Sterner EDF and University of Gothenburg

Maria Alejandra Velez Universidad de los Andes – Colombia

Senior Economic Advisors 

Dallas Burtraw, Frank Convery, Chris Costello, Maureen Cropper, Michael Hanneman, Geoffrey Heal, Bob Litterman, Juan-Pablo Montero

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees

Digital Advisory Council

Michael Bassik Co-founder, UNTU

Eric Berry Co-founder and CEO, TripleLift

Ginger Conlon Thought Leadership Director, Genesys 

Weston Gaddy Partner, Radian Capital

Christian Kugel SVP, Global Head of Insights, R/GA

Mary Gail Pezzimenti VP, Content, Healthline Media

James Slezak CEO, Swayable

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees

Texas Advisory Board

Marilu Hastings (Chair) Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer, Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation

John S. Broude Attorney, Broude, Smith & Jennings, PC

Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University; Director, Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice

Trammell S. Crow Founder, EarthX

Jeffrey Fearon, MD Physician, Craniofacial Center, Medical City Dallas

Rick Fine Partner, Brusniak Turner Fine LLP

James D. Finley CEO & Owner, Finley Resources, Inc.

John C. Kerr Senior Advisor & Partner, Moorman Kerr Interests & Seeker Partners

David C. Lake Architect, Lake/Flato Architects

Lila Luce, Ph.D.

Ann Newman Community Volunteer

Gilberto Ocañas Senior Advisor, Ocañas Group

Nancy Powell Moore Past President, The Powell Foundation

Susan Reese Attorney, Madison Partners, LLC

David Todd Attorney, Chiltepin Charitable Fund

Sue Wagley Community Volunteer, The Partnership Foundation

Mary Wallace Community Volunteer

Anne Elizabeth Wynn Writer and President, AeLK Foundation

Angus Wynne Owner, Wynne Entertainment

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees

North Carolina Advisory Board

Frank E. Navarro (Chair) Managing Principal, Navarro Lowrey, Inc.

Shannon Binns Executive Director, Sustain Charlotte

Thomas F. Darden, II, JD, MRP CEO, Cherokee Investment Partners

Shana Fulton Attorney at Brooks Pierce

Kathryn Heath, Ph.D. Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Flynn Health Holt Leadership

Olivia B. Holding President, EF Properties, Inc.; President, Ella Ann L. & Frank B. Holding Foundation

Marian Johnson-Thompson, Ph.D. Professor Emerita, Biology and Environmental Science, University of the District of Columbia

David M. Jones, DVM Former Director, North Carolina Zoological Park

Tom Okel Director, Barings Capital Investment Corporation

Jane Preyer Former Director, NC EDF Office

Sagar Sane Associate Director at High Lantern Group

Elizabeth Sasser Lecturer, University of North Carolina

This list is frequently updated at edf.org/board-trustees